All posts by Mollie Pendexter

Mollie Pendexter grew up in love with New York City -- but after traveling to every pub and cafe in Europe, she fell in love with the rest of the world. Making people laugh and writing are her passions. Hobbies include remembering every single aspect of every single great meal she’s ever eaten, trying to find the world’s best lobster roll, and celebrity news.
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On September 23, museums across the country will open their doors for Museum Day Live! – and it’s all totally free. Led by the Smithsonian, which is gratis to visitors every day, this is the perfect opportunity for exploring museums you haven’t been to — or maybe just seeing... Read More

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Norman’s Patio/The Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes Orlando

When you think summer and 5-star vacations, the first word that comes to mind is “expensive.” But this summer, we’re bringing you a variety of 5-star hotels around the U.S. at 3-star prices. Note that we found all of these prices on, and they represent the lowest prices... Read More

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Milna, Croatia/iStock

Does the new season of Game of Thrones have you yearning for a trip to Westeros? In honor of the new season, Friendly Planet Travel is offering savings of up to $100 with code GOT2017 to destinations selected specifically for their GOT filming ties. You’ll just need to book... Read More

Scarlet Huntington Hotel
Scarlet Huntington Hotel

San Francisco is full of beautiful, historic hotels that can cost you a fortune. While location is especially important in this city, it can be hard to find affordable accommodation in the main tourist areas. Luckily for you, we’ve found a range of properties that will fit your budget... Read More

Kirkjufell, Iceland/iStock
Kirkjufell, Iceland/iStock

Iceland became a tourism powerhouse for lots of reasons — its natural beauty and proximity to the East Coast of the U.S. are just the beginning — but it also has the reputation of being one of the cheapest countries to visit if you do it right. Here are... Read More

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Alaska Airlines

Spring savings alert! Alaska Airlines is giving us the perfect excuse to book a trip just as the trees are starting to turn green again. With one-way flights as low as $44, this sale lets you save on flights from major cities across the US. This deal ends February... Read More

Junior suite at The Cosmopolitan Hotel New York Tribeca
Junior suite/The Cosmopolitan Hotel New York Tribeca

Need an excuse to book a trip to New York City this winter? Hotel Week NYC just might fit the bill. For stays between January 6 and 15, 2017, more than a dozen hotels are offering rates of $100 or $200 per night. Many of the participating properties normally charge at least $500 per night during busier weeks, meaning... Read More

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JetBlue Airways

With the holiday season upon us, it’s time for giving — and we think JetBlue is giving travelers the best gift yet. Through December 16, the airline is running its December to Adventure promotion with twelve straight days of stellar flight deals to get you out of that winter rut. The specials are revealed daily at 1 p.m. EST and... Read More

Guestroom at Hotel Irvine in California
Guestroom/Facebook/Hotel Irvine

A perfect autumn entails a getaway, family time, and of course, pumpkins. Luckily, the Fall Harvest package from Hotel Irvine combines all of those things. Here’s the scoop. Available through October 31, the package includes accommodations for a family of four, parking, $15 credit for the property’s Marketplace, and daily breakfast.... Read More

Embassy Row Hotel lobby in Washington, DC
Embassy Row Hotel lobby/Christine Dayao

Looking for a last-minute Labor Day getaway? (And can you say that three times fast?) We’ve rounded up some of the best hotel deals from September 2-5 so you can say au revoir to the summer in style. Orlando: Grab your mouse ears and spend the weekend at Buena Vista Palace... Read More

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Emirates aircraft/Flickr/Tony Hisgett

If Dubai is on your bucket list, now’s your chance to cross it off — but you’ll have to act fast. Through 11:59 p.m. EST tomorrow, August 4, Emirates is running a Three-Day Fare Sale that offers round-trip flights priced from $699 for departures between September 1 and December 8 from the... Read More

Junior suite at The Court in New York City
Junior suite at The Court/St Giles

Thanks to a more saturated hotel market, room rates in New York City are becoming more affordable; and with St Giles Hotels’ Suite Summer offer, prices for spacious accommodations are dipping even lower. Valid for stays through September 5, the promotion offers suites from $201 at The Court and from $274 at The Tuscany; daily breakfast is also included. Use promo code... Read More

Pools at CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa in Mexico
CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa

It’s been a fickle spring. Fortunately, there’s plenty of sunshine south of the border, and thanks to CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa, you can bask in it all you want for just $97 per night. Yes, you read that right. The resort’s new Hola Spring promotion — valid for a minimum two-night stay through October... Read More

A king room at the Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro in Brazil
King room/Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro

This summer, all eyes will be on Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics. As we reported earlier, new hotels are popping up all over the city just in time for the influx of visitors. One such property is the Grand Hyatt Rio, which opens in March and is... Read More

Highclere Castle in England
Highclere Castle/Flickr/Bas Sijpkes

For six seasons, fans of Downton Abbey have been hooked on the Crawley family, its staff, and all that drama. With the airing of its final season, it may be the perfect time to bid farewell to the show by taking a trip to England. What’s more, Gate 1... Read More